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Good communication and interpersonal skills remain one of the enduring and fundamental characteristics of high-quality nursing and midwifery practice. This is despite major developments in our knowledge of scientific, technological and pharmacological health treatments. However, because communication is viewed as an implicit part of everyday life, the skills required for effective communication and appropriate professional interactions are often overlooked. This book provides student nurses with the essential information on communication and interpersonal skills. It clearly explores the core concepts and evidence base and is practical and accessible, helping students to gain confidence in these skills.
Good communication skills are at the heart of effective social work practice. This Third Edition enables students to develop a flexible and responsive approach to communicating with the most vulnerable people in society. Building on the success of the previous book, Juliet Koprowska looks in detail at all approaches to communication, paying particular attention to young people, adults and families. The emphasis of this book is not on any particular 'right way' to communicate, but more the ability of the student to be pro-active and aware in different situations.
The Second Edition of Communication and Sport: Surveying the Field offers the most comprehensive and diverse approach to the study of communication and sport available at the undergraduate level. Newly expanded to incorporate the latest topics and perspectives in the field, the New Edition examines a wide array of topics to help readers understand important issues such as sports media, rhetoric, culture, and organizations from both micro- and macro- perspectives. Everything from youth to amateur to professional sports is addressed in terms of mythology, community, and identity; issues such as fan cultures, racial identity and gender in sports media, politics and nationality in sports, and sports and religion are explored in depth, and provide useful, applied insight for readers. Practical and relevant, epistemologically diverse, and theoretically grounded, the Second Edition of Billings, Butterworth, and Turman's text keeps readers on the cutting-edge.
This book helps students to identify and analyze the ethical and social responsibility of communicators; to identify the components of the communication process and their functions; to explain the importance of effective communication skills in personal, professional, and social contexts; to recognize audience as an important element in building responsible communication skills and to realize the importance and impact of both verbal and nonverbal communication.
This intercultural communication text gives readers an understanding and appreciation of different cultures and helps them develop practical skills for improving their communication with people from other cultures.
Get ahead in your personal and professional life with crowd-pleasing communication skillsPacked with advice on improving verbal and non-verbal communication skills alike, Communication Essentials For Dummies is a comprehensive, approachable guide to communication no one should be without. Utilising a core range of simple skills, this friendly guide shows you how easy it is to communicate effectively. You'll find out how to listen actively, establish rapport, communicate with credibility, manage communication in difficult situations and converse with ease using modern technology -- and lots more.Great communication skills can make all the difference in your personal and professional life, but for those who tend to get a bit tongue-tied under pressure or just have a hard time asserting themselves, voicing thoughts coherently and confidently can be a sweat-inducing experience. Here, expert author Elizabeth Kuhnke takes the intimidation out of communication by sharing her top tips for successful communication in any situation.Discover how to get ahead in the workplace by mastering your communication skillsRealise the benefits of active listening and the value of establishing rapportUnderstand how the use of effective communication skills can help you secure a new job offerRecognise how to use effective communication to negotiate your way to personal and professional successWhether you're looking to climb the corporate ladder, take on a new professional challenge or just want to improve your communication skills in personal and professional relationships, Communication Essentials For Dummies will have you listening, voicing and articulating your way to success in no time.
The most widely-used textbook for the communication theory course, "A First Look at Communication Theory" analyzes the major communication theories at a level that is appropriate for both lower- and upper- level courses. The 34 theories represented in the text reflect a mix of foundational and recent scholarship, and strike a balance of scientific and interpretive approaches
No matter where we live or what we do, we deal with people using a wide variety of communication styles every day. At work, in the marketplace and at home, diverse communication styles present opportunities for growth on the one hand, and misunderstanding on the other. Communication Highwire: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Communication Styles is an important breakthrough for managers, team leaders, community leaders, educators, trainers and facilitators as they work with individuals and teams to overcome frustrations, prevent mistakes and save time and money. World-class intercultural trainers and educators share their strategies, techniques and-most importantly-their tools for taking advantage of diversity in the modern world. Communication Highwire offers the following: twenty-six powerful activities, ready to go with a minimum of prep work; the debut of the Five-Factor Model (Context, Goals, Values, Self-Concept and Communication Style Repertoire), presented in an easy-to-use star chart; and dozens of examples that make concepts real and applicable.
Research has shown that the therapeutic alliance is a key factor in the success of treatment, and a critical component of establishing this alliance is the communication between therapist and client. The efficacy of treatment depends on the therapist's ability to collect reliable client information and create the foundation for a good relationship that involves the client in the healing process. Communication in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides an overview of the research and theory underlying the importance of therapeutic communication with a specific focus on cognitive behavioral psychotherapy. It brings together an international group of experts from the relevant disciplines of communication, psychotherapy, research and teaching to create an integrated perspective of this crucial area. The book offers a review of the main evidence-based theories, and is highlighted with specific examples and flow charts.Insight for trainers is given by providing learner-centered teaching methods that enhance the acquisition of these communication skills. For researchers, it offers both qualitative and quantitative analyses of the subject as well as a comprehensive review of the main analysis methods adopted in the field.
Communication in Everyday Life is the first survey of communication textbook to explore fundamental communication concepts, theories, skills, and contexts with a thematic integration-the relational perspective-to everyday life that allows all of these things to cohere.
Updated in a new 6th edition, Communication in History reveals how media has been influential in both maintaining social order and as powerful agents of change. With revised new readings, this anthology continues to be, as one reviewer wrote, "the only book in the sea of History of Mass Communication books that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history". From print to the Internet, this book encompasses a wide-range of topics, that introduces readers to a more expansive, intellectually enlivening study of the relationship between human history and communication history.
Communication in Society explores communication in a larger, social context. Alberts, Martin and Nakayama developed a skills-based framework, to give the reader what they need to communicate effectively as individuals and as members of society. This book helps students learn to clearly understand and take responsibility for the complexities of their individual communication choices.
Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies by Richard G. Jones, Jr. overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action. A key feature of this book is the integration of content regarding diversity and organizational communication in each chapter through examples and/or discrete sub-sections. Discussions of diversity are not relegated to feature boxes. Also integrated into the content are examples that are inclusive in terms of race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, marital status, religion, and other diverse identity characteristics.
Communication in the Workplace is a revealing snapshot of how organisations really work. In workplaces throughout Australia and across the planet, billions of messages are sent in various forms every day, but not all of them get though. Of those that do, may are misunderstood, Communication breakdown is just as common as communication effectiveness, but it doesn't have to be that way. Become a more effective communicator by finding out how messages can be sent -- and distorted -- by differing channels, including: memos emails meetings teleconferencing instant messaging Expert communicator Baden Eunson shares insights about the informal organisation, networking, how to know when messages are being lost due to cultures of silence, silos or empires (and what to do about it), and explains how knowledge management can help you get your message across.
This textbook gives students all the aspects of public speaking and communicating with other people.
Emphasizes the connections between communication and our daily lives Communication: Making Connections, a top-selling hybrid text, is unique in its integrated "Making Connections" theme and emphasis on technology. While introducing the basic principles of public speaking, interpersonal communication and group communication, the text stresses communication competence by constantly applying a solid theoretical foundation through everyday and relevant communication examples, thought-provoking questions, and boxed features. MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the Seiler program. Key learning applications include MediaShare, an eText, and a study plan. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning- MyCommunicationLab is online learning. MyCommunicationLab engages students through personalized learning and helps instructors from course preparation to delivery and assessment Improve Critical Thinking- Chapter summaries are organized by learning objectives to help students focus on what they need to learn in each chapter. Engage Students-New examples and an increased emphasis on technology are relevant to today's students in a variety of ways. Support Instructors- A full set of supplements, including MyCommunicationLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. NOTE: MyCommunicationLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyCommunicationLab , please visit www. mycommunicationlab. com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyCommunicationLab : ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205943675 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205943678
Describes how to research, organize, write, and deliver different kinds of speeches and discusses related forms of communication such as debates, oral interpretation, and radio.
A guide for completing the communication merit badge for Boy Scouts.
The book provides readers with theory and skills in a manner that helps them apply what they've learned throughout their lives. Understanding that the challenge in communication is learning the myriad of skills, principles, and theories without being overwhelmed, Beebe, Beebe, and Ivy emphasize five key principles of communication throughout their book.
More business problems center on issues of communication than is commonly believed. Frequently, managers deal with outward manifestations of problems while the real underlying communication issues remain unchanged. This book offers practical guidance, complete with real-world examples, for managers who want to address root causes of problems. How to form better relationships, how to provide more effective input and feedback, how to use communications skills to be a better leader, and how to create a better work environment are all covered in this book. Annotation c2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Communicating clearly is a critical skill for successful managers! The ability to communicate clearly is the critical core competency for successful managers at all levels and in all industries. This book is your guide to business communication that delivers the message--whether written, or spoken, in person or via e-mail--with respect for the receiver, and in all business situations. This solid overview of all facets of business communication offers numerous opportunities to practice and apply your new skills and a log to track your improvement. Readers will learn how to: * Communicate clearly and correctly to avoid misunderstanding and get your message across * Develop and use your listening skills to solve problems, diffuse conflict, teach staff, and be a more productive manager or team leader * Ask the right type of question to elicit information, encourage a response, or create a relationship * Master the techniques of successful presentations from planning to delivery * Analyze your audience before communicating your ideas in any format * Choose the most appropriate mode for communicating your message * Use effective language to express your ideas clearly in well-constructed letters, proposals, memos, and e-mail
This workbook on communication skills in English has been prepared keeping in mind the needs of the learners at the first-year graduation programme. It focuses mainly on reading and writing skills.
This thoroughly revised and updated Second Edition of Communication Skills for Health and Social Care provides an accessible introduction to the wide range of communication skills needed for contemporary health and social care practice. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, the book acts as a working tool which students can dip in and out of throughout their course, and continue to use once they have qualified for practice. The updated edition includes new chapters on: " Groupwork. " Interprofessional Collaboration. " Emotional Intelligence. " Assertiveness. " Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Offering a fresh approach to a core topic on the health and social care curriculum, each chapter suggests group activities and further reading, making this book an ideal resource for students of health, social care, social work and nursing, as well as qualified practitioners. Bernard Moss is Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality at Staffordshire University and Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK.
`This is a very clear and concise summary of media studies, present and future. There is no other book that can both be used as a teaching tool and can help scholars organize their thinking about new media as this book can' - Steve Jones, University of Chicago This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive, media environment. The author contrasts the `first media age' of broadcast with the `second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities). The media are examined not simply in terms of content, but also in terms of medium and network forms. Holmes also explores the differences between analogue and digital cultures, and between cyberspace and virtual reality. The book serves both as an upper level textbook for New Media courses and a good general guide to understanding the sociological complexities of the modern communications environment.
An exciting new textbook program that provides real-life scenarios for discussions, case studies, and student worker profiles to help build the skills that the world of work demands.